We take our fun very seriously.

This blog is dedicated to those who find themselves hiking when others are running, napping when others are hiking, and eating whenever possible. We are the back of the pack and we came for the party, and we might just stay for the medal.

Check out the latest posts below, but feel free to wander back in to the old posts as more are added monthly. In them you’ll find sporadic wanderings through my personal thoughts, as well as experiences with trail races and the trails themselves.

Don’t be afraid to reach out and let me know what you think from your vantage point, whether you’re the rabbit at the front or another turtle chilling in the back.

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Of Misfits and Monsters

In a common understanding, my brain doesn’t function properly. I see and hear things that don’t exist in the outside world. My mind creates and populates worlds fit only for imagination, and I can spend hours weaving through their streets and forests to try and understand the occupants of the fabricated existence. I don’t know…

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Green Peace

I fell in love with Cane Creek Park the first time I ran there in late 2018. In comparison to several other parks, it’s relatively isolated and quiet. There have been numerous adventures in the woods there that I haven’t seen a single person save for the office attendant greeting me at the entrance. I’m…

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Feeling off-balance is troubling. The initial instinct to stretch out your arms and find some stabilizing structure of permanence is inevitable. Oftentimes, on the trails, that which we need to keep us upright is just out of reach. We fall. We bleed. We break. We mend… hopefully. This year I’ve been entirely off-balance. My mental…

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Commit To The Script

In 1995 a movie of epically good/bad proportions was released. Mortal Kombat had become a sensation in the gaming world just a few years before, instantly capturing the hearts of young fans while repulsing their parents. If you were like me, you fell in love with the grotesque nature of the game in its twisted…

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The Rock: A Love Story in 14 Miles

When we first planned this course, it was designed to highlight the park and to give runners a chance to see how beautiful it was if they had never been there before. Being on Valentine’s Day weekend, we also centered much of the swag around that notion of love as well. In rescheduling this race…

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